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  • More than 20 arrested in human-trafficking sweep (Somalis gangs in Minneapolis)

    11/08/2010 7:55:35 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 15 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/08/10 | James Walsh & Allie Shah - Staff Reporters
    Federal and local investigators swept through the Twin Cities area Monday and arrested more than 20 suspects in an extensive human trafficking investigation involving Somali gangs, sources confirmed. The arrests appear to be focused in Minneapolis, Richfield, Brooklyn Park, St. Paul and several southern suburbs in an operation led by the U.S. attorney's office in Nashville, Tenn. An indictment against 29 suspects was unsealed Monday morning, alleging that members of Somali gangs based in the Twin Cities victimized at least four women -- three of whom were younger than 15 at the time -- by turning them into prostitutes. By...
  • Obama to GOP:'They can come for the ride,but they gotta sit in back.'(From the Great Unifier?)

    10/26/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/26/10 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Democrats are about to be trounced in the midterm elections, and if the pundits are correct the emergency brakes are about to be slammed on Obama’s out of control liberal agenda. In response to the predictions of a Republican tidal wave coupled together with lack of enthusiasm for the Democrat party and Barack’s policies, the President is stumping for Democrat candidates as if his life depended on it. The Democrat Party is certainly giving it their all. Stumper/early voter Michelle Obama is showing up all over America. Nuclear-code-loser Bill Clinton has found his way to “95 campaign stops for 65...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • FBI raids six in Minneapolis as part of terrorism investigation

    09/24/2010 11:39:35 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-24-10 | Mara H. Gottfried and David Hanners
    The FBI raided the homes of six political activists in Minneapolis this morning in connection to a terrorism investigation. The warrants were "seeking evidence related to an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism," said FBI Special Agent Steve Warfield, spokesman in the Minneapolis office. "There is no imminent threat to the community and we're not planning any arrests at this time." One of the warrants was executed at the home of Mick Kelly, an anti-war organizer, according to his attorney Ted Dooley. "I have no idea what all this is about," Dooley...
  • St. Louis Park Woman Suffers Battery Acid Attack (This one is no hoax)

    09/19/2010 2:12:54 AM PDT · by Main Street · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Myfoxtwincities ^ | 17 Sep 2010 | FOX 9 News
    <p>St. Louis Park, Minn. - Police say a man is in custody after he threw battery acid in a woman’s face in St. Louis Park.</p> <p>Prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Jarso Adem with second degree assault. Police say Adem confronted a woman he had been seeing on a sidewalk along Louisiana Ave.</p>
  • FBI Meets 3 Men After Flight Lands at Mpls. - St. Paul Airport [Delta Flight 259 from Amsterdam]

    09/13/2010 5:52:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | Updated: 09/13/2010 5:36 PM | by Scott Theisen
    SNIPPPET: "Three men who were on-board Delta flight 259 from Amsterdam were met by FBI agents Monday afternoon at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the FBI confirms. The FBI and other agencies responded to reports of suspicious activity." SNIPPET: "After interviewing the flight crew and passengers, the FBI did not find any indications of terrorism or criminal activity."
  • Charges revealed in international 'honey laundering' conspiracy

    09/01/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    The Federal Government announced charges today against a ring of foreign corporations and executives who conspired to bring antibiotic-laden Chinese honey illegally into the US, in an attempt to avoid paying millions in fees. A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted top executives of German food conglomerate Alfred L Wolff GmbH, and several of its affiliated companies for allegedly importing more than $US40 million in Chinese honey, but saying it originated elsewhere in order to avoid paying duties of nearly $US80 million that were levied on Chinese honey.
  • Ex-Army analyst from Okla. arrested at Minn. airport trying to board one-way flight to China

    08/27/2010 3:17:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/2010
    A former U.S. Army analyst whose security clearance was recently revoked has been arrested in Minneapolis while trying to board a one-way flight to China. The U.S. Attorney's office says 26-year-old Liangtian Yang, also known as Alfred Yang, of Lawton, Okla., allegedly had multiple data storage devices when he was arrested Thursday. One allegedly contained a restricted Army field manual.
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • 14 U.S. citizens charged with trying to join Somali terror group

    08/05/2010 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 59 replies · 1+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | NBC News and news services
    WASHINGTON — Fourteen U.S. citizens have been charged with attempting to join al-Shabab, a Somali-based terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The charges were due to be formally announced at a news conference at noon ET at the Justice Department, NBC reported. The 14 people include 12 from Minnesota, one from Alabama and one from California, the officials said. Al-Shabab is Somalia's most-feared militant group. The group recently claimed responsibility for bombing two sites in Uganda where people were watching a soccer World Cup game on television, killing 76 people. Al-Shabab said the blasts were...
  • Minneapolis to study Chicago outreach model to cut gun crime

    07/27/2010 7:52:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/27/10 | MATT McKINNEY
    At a series of meetings over the next two days, Minneapolis officials and community leaders expect to get a crash course in a Chicago program that bills itself as an innovative way to reduce shootings. Known as "Ceasefire," the program hires civilians to go into tough neighborhoods and meet face-to-face with young people considered to be the most likely victims or perpetrators of gun violence. "We really only have one goal," said Amanda Geppert, who works for Ceasefire in Chicago. "Our primary goal is to stop shootings and killings."
  • New push to get guns off Minneapolis streets

    07/22/2010 8:57:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/22/10 | Abby Simons
    Standing before "Phoenix Rising," a statue made from hundreds of melted-down guns, law-enforcement leaders set out an initiative to battle the violence that has taken 29 lives in Minneapolis this year -- far eclipsing the total for all of 2009. The plan: to prosecute more cases of illegal gun possession in federal court, where sentences often are longer and often without parole. The message: Commit a serious or repeat gun crime in Minneapolis, and you will face serious prison time. Thursday's news conference was more than just a policy discussion. As officials laid out Project Minneapolis Exile, mothers of slain...
  • Presbyterian leaders approve gay clergy policy

    07/08/2010 7:33:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 43 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8 July AD 2010 | Patrick Condon
    Presbyterian leaders approve gay clergy policy The change needs approval from a majority of the church's regional presbyteries to take effect. By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press Updated: 07/08/2010 06:31:58 PM EDT MINNEAPOLIS -- Leaders of the Presbyterian church have voted to allow non-celibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy. Thursday's vote isn't a final stamp of approval for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or its more than 2 million members. But it's a step that could make the church one of the most gay-friendly major Christian denominations in the country. Delegates voted during the church's general assembly in Minneapolis,...
  • Presbyterians to address hot debate topics at assembly

    07/03/2010 9:24:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 7/3/10 | JEFF STRICKLER, Star Tribune
    Smiles and congenial chit-chat abounded as the first of an expected 2,800 people started checking in at the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday for the Presbyterian Church USA's general assembly. But how long the pleasantries will last is in question as the denomination hunkers down to spend the next eight days hashing over several highly contentious issues, including same-gender marriage, the ordination of gay clergy and a committee report on the Middle East that many interpret as being anti-Israeli. Almost lost among the hot-button issues is a matter that likely would have dominated any other general assembly: a proposal to completely...
  • 35W bridge lawsuit: Engineering company predicted bridge collapse

    06/28/2010 4:31:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    KARE11.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2010 | KARE11.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Explosive documents about the Interstate 35W bridge suggest the engineering company the state hired to make sure the bridge was safe actually predicted it would collapse months before it fell apart. The documents are part of a lawsuit victims are bringing against California based URS Corporation. They accuse the firm of predicting a catastrophic event, but allegedly not telling anyone about it. The thought has been tough to swallow for the victims of that day in August 2007, when 13 people lost their lives and well over 100 were injured. "I remember until probably about 5:15 that day,"...
  • Tokyo airport confirms security incident on flight to US

    05/19/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    MY SINCHEW.com (AFP) ^ | 2010-05-19 12:46 | n/a
    TOKYO, May 19 (AFP) - SNIPPET: "The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around late Monday about three hours into the flight from Tokyo's Narita airport after crew found the two men who refused to leave the cabin bathroom. Reports said the pair, who identified themselves as Chinese citizens aged in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai. Japanese immigration officials were questioning the men, who said they did not have passports."
  • Cancel Arizona travel, Minneapolis mayor urges

    04/30/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 554+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/30/10 | Steve Brandt
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has urged department heads and other city officials to cancel any pending official travel plans to Arizona in the wake of new immigration legislation in that state. Rybak urged city officials to find alternate ways of accomplishing the same business ends without traveling to the state. Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and authorizes police officers to ask people for proof of citizenship and hand illegal immigrants over to federal enforcers. “This is a terrible law, and I do not want any public dollars to be spent there,” Rybak...
  • Incident: Delta Airlines MD88 near Atlanta on Apr 9th 2010, threat on board

    04/10/2010 1:41:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 810+ views
    AVIATION HERALD.com ^ | updated Saturday, Apr 10th 2010 07:50 | By Simon Hradecky
    SNIPPET: "According to police a customer feedback card was found in a seat pocket saying "This plane will go down." The airplane was searched but nothing was found. The passengers who found the note were interviewed by the Transportation Security Agency."
  • Blog boast: 'Great escape' at Mpls. City Hall (More DFL shenanigans at City Hall)

    03/10/2010 7:19:55 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 3/10/10 | Matt McKinney - Staff Reporter
    After learning last week that a sheriff's deputy was about to serve him a lawsuit in Minneapolis City Hall, a North Side activist slipped out through a back office -- accompanied by an aide to Mayor R.T. Rybak. The "great escape," as blogger John Hoff refers to the episode in the City Council chambers, was inadvertently broadcast on the city's cable network during its coverage of Police Chief Tim Dolan's reappointment hearings. Though he admits running down three flights of stairs to avoid being served, Hoff and mayoral aide Sherman Patterson both told a Star Tribune reporter this week they...
  • Suspect in Minneapolis terrorism case fights extradition from Netherlands

    02/22/2010 9:23:13 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 184+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/22/10 | AP
    A Somali man is fighting extradition to the United States where authorities suspect him of supporting terrorism in his homeland from a base in Minneapolis. Mohamud Said Omar, 44, has appeared in an open session of a Dutch court for the first time since his arrest at an asylum-seeker's center here last fall. Lawyer Bart Stapert argues that Omar is innocent and the crimes he is accused of would not be punishable under Dutch law.